Queen’s Indian Defense

 by National Life Master Loal Davis The Queen’s Indian Defense has often been thought of as a “poor cousin” of the Nimzo-Indian Defense.  Black doesn’t always get to pin that Knight on c3 and if Black isn’t going to fall back into a regular Queen’s Gambit, then the Queen’s Indian… Continue reading

Botvinnik Mikhail" vs. "Smyslov Vasili

King’s Indian Kramer system   [Event “10”] [Site “Leningr/Moskva ch-SU”] [Date “1941.??.??”] [Round “?”] [White “Botvinnik Mikhail”] [Black “Smyslov Vasili”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “E70/04”] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nge2 e5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bg3 Nh5 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Qxd8+ Kxd8 11.O-O-O Nd7 12.Nd5 c6 13.Ne3 Kc7… Continue reading